Gott sei gelobet und gebenedeiet (Hans Leo Hassler)

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  • (Posted 2014-08-26)  CPDL #32789:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2014-08-26).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 192 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a whole step; original note values. Editorial accidentals added.

General Information

Title: Gott sei gelobet und gebenedeiet
Composer: Hans Leo Hassler
Lyricist: Martin Luther Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1607 in Psalmen und christliche Gesäng, no. 46
Description: Hassler's setting of the Lutheran Eucharistic hymn

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Gott sei gelobet.

German.png German text

Gott sei gelobet und gebenedeiet,
der uns selber hat gespeiset
mit seinem Fleische und mit seinem Blute;
das gib uns, Herr Gott, zu gute.
Herr, durch deinen heiligen Leichnam,
der von deiner Mutter Maria kam,
und das heilige Blut
hilf uns, Herr, aus aller Not.

English.png English translation

O Lord, we praise Thee, bless Thee, and adore Thee,
In thanksgiving bow before Thee.
Thou with Thy body and Thy blood didst nourish
Our weak souls that they may flouish.
O Lord, have mercy!
May Thy body, Lord, born of Mary,
That our sins and sorrows did carry,
And Thy blood for us plead
In all trial, fear, and need:
O Lord, have mercy!